These days, geeks have endless entertainment options. If you’re a geek, you don’t have to put up with mainstream TV any more. Instead, you can enjoy content made by tech geeks for tech geeks, and there’s no better place to do this than on YouTube.
In this article we focus on the best geeky YouTube channels for tech geeks. Whether you want to learn new facts, hear the latest tech news, or just revel in geekiness with your fellow geeks, you should enjoy the content on offer.
If you love working with computers and are interested in their inner workings, you need to subscribe to the Computerphile YouTube channel.
Computerphile dives into tons of computer-related topics, such as security vulnerabilities, processing power, security, and more. Videos feature a variety of hosts, so you can enjoy many different perspectives and fields of expertise.
Computerphile holds years’ worth of videos like this, so you’re bound to discover something new every time you land on the channel. It’s a great way to explore a specific topic more deeply or just examine the geeky side of everyday events.
Science Studio might sound like a channel about chemistry, but that’s not the case. Instead, you’ll find a lot of videos about building computers, computer components, and PC gaming here.
Browse around and you can watch reviews and updates on the latest graphics cards and CPUs, guides to building your own PC, and a few Craigslist PC ad reactions to vary things up. There’s lots of data and proper testing, so it’s not just someone ranting about their opinion. Anyone who plays games on PC will definitely find something to enjoy on this channel.
You’ve probably seen videos by Techquickie floating around YouTube’s suggestions. While they’re usually aimed at mainstream audiences, there’s still something here for tech geeks too.
Hosted by Linus Sebastian, head of the also-popular Linus Tech Tips channel, Techquickie dives into all sorts of tech topics in just a few minutes. Hardcore geeks will likely already know some of what it covers, such as video file format differences and what mesh Wi-Fi is.
But for less experienced geeks, or even experienced folks who want to learn a little about new topics, there’s a lot to glean here. Videos examining why YouTube channels die, why Intel doesn’t make smartphone CPUs, and similar are interesting even for those who work with tech regularly.
Techquickie’s videos are easily digestible, fun to watch, and you’ll come away learning something new about an area you’re interested in. What’s not to love?
If you’re looking for frequent updates on tech news in video form, this is the channel for you. TwiT, short for “This Week in Tech,” has a variety of tech-related content. Some of them are how-tos and demos, which hardcore geeks won’t need.
But what makes this channel stand out compared to the others here is the news coverage. TWiT has regular shows and features segments from them on the channel. Scrolling through the playlist provides dozens of short clips from the most recent shows, so there’s always something new to watch.
Give this one a look if you’re interested in tech commentary and various perspectives on the many facets of technology.
The Tech Geeks Try Stuff channel delivers exactly what it promises. These are tech geeks (who just happen to work for MakeUseOf) trying new stuff. In Season 1, the “tech geeks” tried crazy foods from around the world. In Season 2, our titular heroes try to win challenges, answer trivia questions, identify foods, and more besides.
Play along with the challenges and see how much you know, or watch the tech geeks’ reactions as they try wild treats. It’s a ton of fun, and it should give you an insight into the people who write and edit MakeUseOf.
It’s Time to Get Geeky on YouTube
These geeky YouTube channels highlight different parts of being a geek.
Whether you want to dive deep into technical topics, learn how to build a PC, learn more about PC gaming, learn about aspects of tech you’re not as familiar with, get commentary on the news, or just watch tech geeks break out of their shells, there should be something here for you.